Heidelberg and Schwetzingen Castles Day Trip from Frankfurt

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Visit Heidelberg, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The city lies on the Neckar River and it is an everlasting favorite among international tourists!

  • Visit Heidelberg, one of the most beautiful cities in Germany!
  • Explore the world famous Heidelberg Castle
  • See one of the largest wine barrels in the world
  • Enjoy a guided tour to the Palace of Schwetzingen


First off, explore of the world famous castle (partially in ruins) with its impressive Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Wander through the large courtyard and the mighty terrace then see one of the largest wine barrels in the world, the Heidelberg Tun.

Take a walk in the medieval town center and marvel at the Old Bridge, Karlstor, the Church of the Holy Spirit, House of the Knights with its precious Renaissance facade and small lanes with half-timbered houses.

Continue on to the beautiful Palace of Schwetzingen. This precious building has once been the summer residence of the Palatinate Electors.

On the guided visit of the residence, get to see the rooms and halls with their original furniture from the 18th century. Moreover, roam along the fantastic gardens of the Residence laid out in the French and English influences. They are without equal in Europe.


  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide/driver

  • Snacks
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Heidelberg and Schwetzingen Palace Guided Tour from Frankfurt

Find various Gothic-Renaissance buildings in the Old Town of Heidelberg and roam around its cobblestone-laden streets. Explore the Heidelberg Castle, former home of the Winter King, Frederick V, and Elizabeth Charlotte, sister-in-law of Louis XIV. Continue your journey to Schwetzingen Palace and marvel at the lavish gardens, mosque and theatre.

Duration: 9 - 10 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Admission / English-speaking guide/driver / Snacks
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  • 09:15-08:15

    Pick up from Specific Hotels in Frankfurt or Check in at ETS GmbH Office

  • 09:30

    Start of Tour

  • Heidelberg

    Walk around Heidelberg's picturesque old town and marvel at the Old Bridge. Other notable sites in Heidelberg include Karlstor, the Church of the Holy Spirit, House of the Knights and the Heidelberg Tun, one of the largest wine barrels in the world.

  • Schwetzingen Palace

    Head over to Schwetzingen Palace, also known as the Schloss Schwetzingen, summer residence of the House of Wittelsbach monarchs. Explore the palace's ornate gardens and lavish rooms The palace also hosts the annual Schwetzingen Festival.

  • 18:00

    End of Tour

  • (For Check-In) ETS GmbH Office (Wiesenhuettenstrasse 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main) Time: 09:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) ETS GmbH Office (Wiesenhuettenstrasse 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main) Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) ETS GmbH Office (Wiesenhuettenstrasse 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main) Time: 09:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) ETS GmbH Office (Wiesenhuettenstrasse 39, 60329 Frankfurt am Main) Time: 18:00:00

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  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

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  • For a small group tour up to 8 people, an English-speaking driver/guide will hold the tour. For larger groups over 9 people, a bus will be provided and there will be a bus driver and a tour guide.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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